21 days in Paris, Lyon & Strasbourg Itinerary

21 days in Paris, Lyon & Strasbourg Itinerary

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— 6 nights
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Paris
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Paris

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
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Montreal, Canada to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In March, Paris is somewhat warmer than Montreal - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. You'll set off for Lyon on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

Lyon

— 8 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon and Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Abbaye Saint-Philibert and Hotel de Ville de Lyon. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Institut & Musee Lumiere, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and make a trip to Fresque des Lyonnais.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lyon trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Lyon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Lyon are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to fly to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Strasbourg

— 6 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pagan Wall and Chateau du Wangenbourg. Get a sense of the local culture at MM Park France and Chateau de Kaysersberg. Change things up with these side-trips from Strasbourg: Eglise Saint-Georges (in Selestat), Cave du Roi Dagobert (in Traenheim) and Eglise Abbatiale Saint Maurice d'Ebersmunster (in Ebersmunster). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Paul, examine the collection at Maison de la Manufacture d'Armes Blanches, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saints-Pierre-et-Paul de Rosheim, and admire the striking features of Eglise du Temple-Neuf.

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Fly from Lyon to Strasbourg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Strasbourg can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Paris

— 5 nights

City of Light

You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont and Église Saint-Eustache. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis and Cimetiere de Montmartre. Explore Paris further: ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, steep yourself in history at Left Bank (Rive Gauche), admire the landmark architecture of Luxembourg Palace, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Vincennes.

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You can take a train from Strasbourg to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips